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Restaurants could keep EU staff under "barista visa" plans

18-Apr-2017 - A new "barista visa" could be introduced to ensure the UK’s restaurants, pubs and coffee shops do not struggle for staff after Brexit.

Harwood Arms and Anglo chefs to open Neo Bistro in Mayfair

13-Apr-2017 - Alex Harper, former head chef at the Michelin-starred Harwood Arms, is teaming up with Anglo chef-patron Mark Jarvis to launch a new London restaurant.

Martin Chiffers on why “pastry chefs must do sugar art"

13-Apr-2017 - Martin Chiffers, pastry chef and former president of international Pastry Team UK, co-judged the 2017 UK Sugar Championships last week. We caught up with him to talk key skills, and...

Philip McGuinness of Tootoomoo on suburban sites and running restaurants like retail

13-Apr-2017 - We talk to Philip McGuinness, owner of pan-Asian suburban group Tootoomoo, about the secret to suburban restaurants, appealing to everyone, and doing takeaway before it was cool

Great British Menu 2017 reveals chef line-up

13-Apr-2017 - Chefs including Michael Bremner, Selin Kiazim and Pip Lacey are among those competing in this year’s series of Great British Menu.

Restaurant Eats Out: Behind The Scenes – Sam Hart, El Pastor

13-Apr-2017 - As part of a recent Restaurant Eats Out food tour, we checked out some of London’s most exciting taco purveyors , including Wahaca, Breddos, El Pastor, and Temper.

D&D London launches hot-desking scheme at Bluebird

13-Apr-2017 - D&D London is launching a new communal working scheme at its Bluebird restaurant in London’s Chelsea.

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Flying the nest: Why Duck & Waffle is coming back to earth

12-Apr-2017 - After two years of planning, high-rise London restaurant Duck & Waffle opens its fast-casual spin-off in the newly developed St James’s Market next month. And it’s coming back to earth...

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Zoilo chef Diego Jacquet on swapping the back office for the stove

12-Apr-2017 - The Argentine chef opened Zoilo in London in 2012 and is heading back to the stove to take a more hands-on role in the restaurant.

Massimo Bottura’s non-profit given grant to open in the USA

12-Apr-2017 - Massimo Bottura’s non-profit Food for Soul is to open two new community kitchens in the USA, ahead of the expected opening of the group’s London outpost.

D&D London to open second New York restaurant

12-Apr-2017 - The D&D London restaurant group is to open a new brasserie concept in Manhattan's Hudson Yards development, which will be co-curated by USA chef Thomas Keller.

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Butcher’s special: Macellaio on beef, Italy, and creative freedom

11-Apr-2017 - Roberto Costa’s inimitable steakhouse group Macellaio serves Piedmont’s famous Fassone cattle with a side order of Italian eccentricity

Former Providores chef to head up new London gastropub

11-Apr-2017 - Karl Calvert, former head chef at Peter Gordon’s The Providores, is to head up the kitchen at a new London gastropub.

Charles Smith named head chef at Lords of the Manor

11-Apr-2017 - Former Young National Chef of the Year (YNCOTY) winner Charles Smith has been appointed head chef at the Michelin-starred Lords of the Manor hotel and restaurant in the Cotswolds.

Ten MasterChef finalists team up to cook for charity

11-Apr-2017 - A group of ten MasterChef: The Professionals finalists have teamed up to host a charity dinner at Adam Handling’s restaurant, The Frog E1, in Shoreditch.

Luke Selby of Dabbous wins the Roux Scholarship 2017

11-Apr-2017 - Luke Selby, chef at Michelin-starred London restaurant Dabbous, has won the 34th annual Roux Scholarship 2017.

Third Back To The Floor event raises £92k for Hospitality Action

10-Apr-2017 - Industry charity Hospitality Action has raised £92,000 in its third annual Back to The Floor event.

Californian-style Roof Deck Restaurant & Bar to open on Selfridges' rooftop

07-Apr-2017 - Roof Deck Restaurant & Bar, a Californian-inspired concept from the Des McDonald restaurant group, is to open on Selfridges' rooftop, with chefs from Soho House and The Ivy.

Ching He Huang joins all-female guest chef line-up at J. Sheekey Atlantic Bar

07-Apr-2017 - J. Sheekey Atlantic Bar in London is to welcome chefs Ching He Huang, Rachel Roddy and Anna Tobias in its second annual female chef guest programme.

Mark and Shauna Froydenlund on taking the reins at Marcus at The Berkeley

07-Apr-2017 - The husband and wife team have become joint chef-patrons and partners at Marcus Wareing’s eponymous restaurant at The Berkeley Hotel.

Neil Rankin's second Temper to take an Indian twist

06-Apr-2017 - Neil Rankin is to serve meat dishes with an Indian twist at the second incarnation of Temper, the taco and barbecue restaurant he opened in Soho last year.

Claire Clark to open patisserie academy with professional courses

06-Apr-2017 - Pastry chef Claire Clark has confirmed she is to open a patisserie academy with Milton Keynes College.

Restaurant Eats Out: Behind The Scenes – Thomasina Miers, Wahaca

06-Apr-2017 - As part of the latest Restaurant Eats Out food tour, we checked out some of London’s most exciting taco purveyors, including Wahaca, Breddos, El Pastor, and Temper .

Tommi’s Burger to open third site, in London’s Soho

05-Apr-2017 - Tommi’s Burger, the burger group from Icelandic restaurateur Tomas ‘Tommi’ Tómasson, is to open its third site, in Soho.

Deliciously Ella and MaE Deli group launches third site The Kitchen Counter

05-Apr-2017 - The Kitchen Counter, from wellness blogger and entrepreneur Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella and the MaE Deli, is to be the group's third site when it opens in London's Herne...